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Jokowi’s lost the plot: time to seek professional help

Unspun

Unspun was one of those people rooting for Jokowi when he was contesting against Prabowo in the presidential elections. Not because he was the best of candidates but he was the better candidate in terms of integrity.

That alone held out hope that he might be able to change Indonesia, because for sure a figure like Prabowo that reeks of Order Baru would certainly not.

So when Jokowi got voted in, like many in Indonesia Unspun cheered. Unseen cheered again when he started his administration with fresh faces like Ibu Susi and Jonan. After all, did they not have track records of starting businesses and setting Keretapi Indonesia back on the right track?

And it went well for a little while and Unspun cheered. Then things started to go awry. Jokowi started making funny decisions – the destruction of neighbouring countries’ illegal fishing vessels, imposing the death penalty…and then the KPK-Police…

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About iaridlo

Ilham Akhsanu Ridlo is lecturer and researcher of Public Health at Universitas Airlangga. His research examines health policy and administration; social and trust determinants of health policy; and how health policies can reduce health inequalities. His research engages interdisciplinary, applying theories and methods between the social sciences, public health and health policy. He is currently a managing editor of Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia (JAKI).

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